Andy Murray tips Daniil Medvedev to replace Novak Djokovic as world No. 1
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Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has revealed that he loves watching Corentin Moutet, Gael Monfils and Nick Kyrgios. "I like watching [Corentin] Moutet. I like watching [Gael] Monfils. I like watching [Nick] Kyrgios when he’s into it.
When he’s not into it, I don’t enjoy that at all. But when he’s into it, I really enjoy watching him," Murray told the Atp website. "Some of the youngsters now, the young, young ones, are really fun to watch.
I like watching [Daniil] Medvedev as well. I think he’s a very interesting player who has got lots of variety and has an awkward-looking game. But he’s very intelligent on the court and that’s what I like to see.
I like people who are thinking out there." Novak Djokovic is still holding the No. 1 position but Murray expects Daniil Medvedev to eventually become No. 1. Medvedev is currently ranked at No. 2 in the world. "Of the current ones Medvedev would be the guy I would expect to get there first.
I think maybe he will need to be a little bit more consistent on the clay to get there, but I think he’s got a good chance. From the young, young ones, I think [Carlos] Alcaraz is really, really good. I think he’s got a good chance at it.
I would probably say Alcaraz if I had to pick one from the young guys," Murray said.
Murray acknowledges the greatness of Djokovic
Djokovic is on the verge of finishing the season as world No. 1 for the seventh time in his career.
"What all those guys have been doing has been amazing. To finish No. 1 also not playing loads of events as well I think is really impressive. There’s not much you can say about what those guys have done. It’s incredible.
They’ve totally dominated the sport. Their drive and love for the game is obviously unbelievably high and mentally I think is the hardest part," Murray noted. "Winning one tournament is difficult. It’s for sure hard to do that.
But for me to get to No. 1, I had to win the last five or six tournaments in a row on top of all the events that came before that. To do it for a whole season is extremely difficult. "[For Novak] to do that seven times to get to No.
1 [is impressive], but if you look at his other years they’re not too shabby either. There are a lot of No. 2 and No. 3 finishes and winning Slams and winning lots of events in those years as well, so it’s impressive."